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09.27.2022

Custodial employees honored for going ‘Above and Beyond’

For General Services employees, summer is often the busiest time of the year at Pennsylvania College of Technology. On top of the many projects going on around campus, it is typically the only time they can get in and perform an intensive cleaning of the residence halls.

Because the residence halls are used for different campus events and functions throughout the summer, General Services leadership has the delicate task of making sure they remain operational. This requires a massive amount of coordination to ensure these rooms are prepared for the students to move into them at the beginning of the summer. Much of that work is handled by the college’s second- and third-shift custodial teams.

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Faculty & Staff
09.26.2022

New vice president/provost finds a home at Penn College

Neslihan “Nesli” Alp’s education and decorated career in academia have prompted several moves over the years, from her native Turkey to various regions in the United States. But her latest stop feels like home.

Alp is the new vice president for academic affairs and provost at Pennsylvania College of Technology, the institution’s highest-ranking academic officer. Her extensive resume aligns with the college’s core mission of applied technology education.

“I feel like I’m back home because of the programs that we have here,” smiled Alp, who began her duties on Aug. 1. “Everything seems similar to my background, my experience, my knowledge. I don’t feel that I’m a new person here.”

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Faculty & Staff Students
09.22.2022

Educator joins task forces focused on science of brewing

Justin M. Ingram, associate professor of biology at Pennsylvania College of Technology, has joined two task forces launched by the American Society of Brewing Chemists.

Ingram was invited to serve on ASBC’s Education Task Force and its Small Brewery Membership Campaign Task Force. The goals of both initiatives promote and support education in small breweries using ASBC’s gold standards.

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Brewing & Fermentation Science Business, Arts & Sciences Faculty & Staff
09.20.2022

Math professor publishes research paper

William Ma, professor of mathematics at Pennsylvania College of Technology, has published a research paper titled “A metric that better approximates the hyperbolic metric” in a recent volume of Conformal Geometry and Dynamics, a journal of the American Mathematical Society.

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Business, Arts & Sciences Faculty & Staff Mathematics
09.20.2022

Graphic design faculty present at conference in Finland

Two graphic design faculty members from Pennsylvania College of Technology presented insights on visual literacy at an international conference in Finland in mid-August.

Brian A. Flynn and David M. Moyer, assistant professors of graphic design, were featured at the 54th Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association, held at the University of Jyväskylä, in Jyväskylä, Finland.

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Art & Graphic Design Business, Arts & Sciences Faculty & Staff
09.19.2022

Students see – and hear – end of an Air Force era

Pennsylvania College of Technology students were among those on hand Saturday as their 193rd Special Operations Wing, a unit of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, transmitted its final message to spectators during the Community Days Air Show at the Lancaster Airport in Lititz. The Air Force said farewell to 54 years of military history in celebrating the last flight of EC-130J Commando Solo, used in psychological operations and part of the only flying radio and television broadcast platform in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Faculty & Staff Students
09.19.2022

Athletics provides lead-off hit in ‘Pride Engagement Series’

Kennell (left, in blue shirt) welcomes the group to the Klingerman Family Athletics Suite – complete with a participant's photo on the big screen just like recruits see when they arrive. Employees were also introduced to “David” and “Jane,” the manikins modeling Wildcat attire (and whose names honor former college President Davie Jane Gilmour).
Kennell (left, in blue shirt) welcomes the group to the Klingerman Family Athletics Suite – complete with a participant’s photo on the big screen just like recruits see when they arrive. Employees were also introduced to “David” and “Jane,” the manikins modeling Wildcat attire (and whose names honor former college President Davie Jane Gilmour).
After stopping by Bardo Gym, the tour visited the first-floor facilities ... including this women’s locker room, where employees could see how a new recruit is welcomed with extra dashes of hospitality.
After stopping by Bardo Gym, the tour visited the first-floor facilities … including this women’s locker room, where employees could see how a new recruit is welcomed with extra dashes of hospitality.
Wrestling coach Pankil Chander (tan pants) and Blymier (center) discuss features of the second-floor loft in the Field House, which the Klingerman Family Wrestling Fund helped renovate and equip.
Wrestling coach Pankil Chander (tan pants) and Blymier (center) discuss features of the second-floor loft in the Field House, which the Klingerman Family Wrestling Fund helped renovate and equip.

A lineup of faculty/staff development opportunities – an initiative of the Office of People & Culture designed to “stoke pride in our collective efforts and bring us together to celebrate our shared purpose” – kicked off Thursday with an illuminating visit to the Athletics Department.

“The Penn College Pride Engagement Series was established to invoke camaraderie and collaboration among colleagues across campus,” explained Mattie L. Pulizzi, manager of employment engagement. “Oftentimes, we are so enthralled in our own work that we lose sight of all of the amazing contributions our campus community is accomplishing as a whole. The hope is that each session will provide a fun, relaxed and informative session for participants to engage in.”

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Faculty & Staff Sports
09.16.2022

Artist’s perspective beneficially expands beyond gallery walls

The Gallery at Penn College kicked off its new season this past week with the art, inspiration and activism of metal sculptor Lynden Cline. “We are so fortunate that our visiting artist could share new perspectives on art and the creative process through interactive experiences with students, faculty, staff and the community,” said Penny Griffin Lutz, gallery director. In addition to delivering an artist’s talk in the gallery Thursday evening, the Washington, D.C.-based visual artist visited a graphic design class earlier in the day to discuss “Artists as Activists” and conducted a public workshop, titled “Creativity Grows on Trees,” in The Dr. Welch Workshop: A Makerspace at Penn College on Wednesday afternoon. Cline’s “Unavoidable Intimacy,” an exhibit of steel sculptures, continues through Oct. 12 in the gallery on the third floor of The Madigan Library. On display in the gallery lobby is “The Carnival,” featuring photographs by Elle Cee. Admission is free and open to the public. Hours are: 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. (The gallery is closed on Mondays and Saturdays.)

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Art & Graphic Design Business, Arts & Sciences Events Faculty & Staff Gallery Library Students
09.14.2022

Art of the State displays professor’s ink drawing

An ink drawing by David M. Moyer, assistant professor of graphic design at Pennsylvania College of Technology, is among artwork selected for the 55th annual Art of the State exhibition at The State Museum of Pennsylvania.

The exhibit opened Sept. 11 and will be on view through Jan. 15 at the museum, 300 North St., Harrisburg. An online gallery, catalog and artists’ statements can be viewed at the museum website.

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Art & Graphic Design Business, Arts & Sciences Faculty & Staff
09.12.2022

Penn College shines in latest U.S. News ‘Best Colleges’ rankings

Pennsylvania College of Technology earned the No. 4 berth among Top Public Schools-Regional Colleges North in the U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings, published today. The college ranked No. 6 in Best Regional Colleges North when private colleges were included.

Additionally, Penn College earned a pair of No. 2 rankings in Best Colleges: for Best Colleges for Veterans-Regional Colleges North, and for Best Undergraduate Teaching-Regional Colleges North (tied).

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Alumni Faculty & Staff General Information Students
09.10.2022

Taking in the whole college experience

"The Rock" displays a message that echoed across the college's campuses, for this passing family and for everyone who visited on a splendidly sunny Saturday.
“The Rock” displays a message that echoed across the college’s campuses, for this passing family and for everyone who visited on a splendidly sunny Saturday.
After an informative Klump Academic Center presentation by admissions counselor Lisa L. Golfieri, faculty escorted guests from the auditorium to their specific areas of interest. Leading a group from the ACC is Jeffrey M. Januchowski, assistant professor of automotive.
After an informative Klump Academic Center presentation by admissions counselor Lisa L. Golfieri, faculty escorted guests from the auditorium to their specific areas of interest. Leading a group from the ACC is Jeffrey M. Januchowski, assistant professor of automotive.
Faculty member Howard W. Troup talks about students' role in designing and machining the components for the college's history-making Baja SAE vehicle. Troup, an assistant professor of automated manufacturing/machine tool technology, was joined by Daniel Ravizza (left), CNC machining and automation.
Faculty member Howard W. Troup talks about students’ role in designing and machining the components for the college’s history-making Baja SAE vehicle. Troup, an assistant professor of automated manufacturing/machine tool technology, was joined by Daniel Ravizza (left), CNC machining and automation.
Tara C. Koser, instructor of specialty nursing programs, provides an engaging peek at an ultra-realistic lab – the closest thing to a hospital room, this side of being admitted.
Tara C. Koser, instructor of specialty nursing programs, provides an engaging peek at an ultra-realistic lab – the closest thing to a hospital room, this side of being admitted.

Saturday’s first Open House of the fall semester brought more than 160 prospective Wildcats to Penn College, where knowledgeable and friendly students, employees and alumni eagerly helped potential tomorrow makers and their families make the most of their visit. It was a day of pure opportunity, from an admissions presentation and academic tours to a free-range exploration of facilities and resources that comprise a peerless environment for hands-on learning. Missed your chance? Register for one of the remaining Open Houses scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23; Sunday, Oct. 9; Friday, Oct. 28; Saturday, Nov. 5; and Friday, Nov. 18.

Alumni Events Faculty & Staff Students
09.08.2022

Gallery’s 17th season begins with ‘Unavoidable Intimacy’

The Gallery at Penn College opens its 17th season with an exhibit of steel sculptures and will close the 2022-23 academic year with a regional juried exhibition next summer.

Sculptor Lynden Cline’s “Unavoidable Intimacy” is on display Sept. 8 through Oct. 12, featuring an artist talk at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, in the gallery on the third floor of The Madigan Library at Pennsylvania College of Technology. In the gallery lobby, “The Carnival,” a photography display by Elle Cee, will also be showcased Sept. 8 through Oct. 12.

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Events Faculty & Staff Gallery Students
09.07.2022

Penn College concludes record-breaking fundraising campaign

The Legacy Campaign for Penn College – a collective commitment to the future from alumni, corporate partners, employees, parents and friends – generated a record-shattering $37.2 million between fiscal years 2018-22 to boost student success at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

For more than 100 years, Penn College has empowered students to earn an applied technology education – one that leads to success as essential employees in the global marketplace.

Thanks to the overwhelming response to the campaign’s call to action, a new generation of tomorrow makers with real-world experience will fill industry demand to grow a highly skilled workforce.

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Alumni College Relations Faculty & Staff President Scholarships Students
09.07.2022

A balmy breakout session

We’ve saved this one for a rainy week: a sun-drenched reminder of what a Penn College summer looks like when we’re not getting a long-overdue soaker. About 25 people recently joined the Student Engagement Office for a nature ESCape to the Great Outdoors, transported to the Schneebeli Earth Science Center for several hours of angling, trekking, food, lawn games and more! Students enjoyed a fishing contest and kayaking at the pond; hiking on ESC’s scenic woodland trails; demonstrations by forestry instructor Dustin J. Bartron and the Wildcat archery team; and marshmallows and hot dogs for roasting.

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Events Faculty & Staff Students
09.06.2022

Coventry Foundation provides financial aid, student projects

Described by its chairman as a “little fish in a big pond,” the Coventry Foundation nonetheless has provided vast opportunities for Pennsylvania College of Technology students through an endowed scholarship and provision of hands-on automotive work.

“We were small at the time, but we really wanted to support the next generation of car people, preferably in restoration,” said Gary Kincel, who heads the foundation board, recalling the genesis of its partnership with the college about five years ago. “Gary Hagopian, one of our board members, brought the school to our attention and led the effort to create a scholarship fund.”

That fund – which met its goal of full $25,000 endowment last year, ahead of schedule – provides annual awards to full-time students enrolled in the two-year collision repair major or the automotive restoration certificate program. Preference is given to students with an expressed interest in restoration, particularly related to British cars.

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Alumni Automotive College Relations Collision Repair & Restoration Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Scholarships Students